A Hagerstown woman was charged with first- and second-degree assault Sunday after she allegedly struck her ex-boyfriend as she tried to drive away with their two children, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.
The man was struck with the front bumper of a 1997 Kia in the 19600 block of Needy's Lane, east of Hagerstown, according to a police news release.
The man allegedly had stood in front of the car to try to prevent the woman from driving off with their children, said police who responded to the domestic violence dispute at 5:14 p.m.
According to the police statement, after being struck the man began to fall and grabbed onto a side mirror to keep from being dragged under the vehicle, the man told police. The woman allegedly drove away with him hanging onto the car until he was able to let go, police said.